Book Review: How To Sell A Haunted House by Grady Hendrix
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How to Sell a Haunted House
Hardcover | Kindle Edition | Audiobook
By Grady Hendrix
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: January 17, 2023

If this book had a title like Coming Home Again, I’d probably be starting this review by saying something like, after her parents die in a car accident, Louise reluctantly returns to her South Carolina hometown to sell her parents’ house and must face the childhood memories that have haunted her for years and some she’s forgotten about… till now. But since the title is How To Sell A Haunted House, what haunts Louise aren’t just her memories, but real entities that aren’t too pleased with how she’s handling her parents’ estate. And they’re gonna let her know it.

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Book Review: Dungeons & Dragons: Dragons & Treasures (Young Adventurer’s Guides)
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Dungeons & Dragons: Dragons & Treasures
Dungeons & Dragons Young Adventurer’s Guides
Hardcover | Kindle
D&D Accessory
Wizards Of The Coast
Release Date: November 1, 2022

Well met, readers. I hope Halloween treated you all well and you are gearing up for the holiday season in the near future. I was lucky enough to get a few items to review before everyone starts buying gifts for their loved ones and here is the first of that batch. Entitled Dungeons & Dragons: Dragons & Treasures, this is a new addition to the Young Adventurer’s Guides that I have presented to you in the past, examples of that are here and here. If you have just a moment, let me give you a rundown of what you will find inside this new installment.

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Book Review: Dungeons & Dragons: Spelljammer: Adventures In Space
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Dungeons & Dragons: Spelljammer: Adventures In Space
D&D Accessory
Wizards Of The Coast
Release Date: August 16, 2022

I must admit, I never expected to ever see a Spelljammer expansion ever again. I believe it was a holiday gift from some friends back when I was nineteen or twenty that I received the original one. We played the crap out of that with a lot of help from Dragon Magazine‘s add-on articles. Being a nerd in late 80s was not always easy but it certainly had it’s benefits. I tried to find my old book, but it is most likely buried with all my AD&D 1E and 2E in my comic book room closet. These are the greatest days for tabletop roleplaying that I have ever experienced, outside of the creation of the original Chainmail in the early ’70s. So, for all of you who might have some vested interest in playing D&D in space, I present to you Dungeons & Dragons: Spelljammer: Adventures In Space.

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Book Review: Dragons of Deceit: Dragonlance Destinies: Volume 1
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Dragons of Deceit: Dragonlance Destinies: Volume 1
Dragonlance Destinies
Hardcover | Kindle | Audiobook
By Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Publisher: Random House Worlds
Release Date: August 2, 2022

Nostalgia is a fickle thing. I have fond recollections of reading the Dragonlance series as they were released starting with the very first one in the mid-1980s. I consumed everything authors Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman released along with everyone else who wrote pretty much anything about Krynn. Therefore, it should surprise no one that I was excited to review their newest novel, Dragons of Deceit, set as you can guess in the world of Dragonlance. This was a roller coaster of emotions for me as I made my way through this first book in a new series from two of my favorite authors of all time, though I did not love Dragons Of Deceit in its entirety.

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Book Review: Possums Are Not Cute!: And Other Myths About Nature’s Most Misunderstood Critter
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Possums Are Not Cute!
And Other Myths about Nature’s Most Misunderstood Critter
Hardcover | Kindle Edition
By Ally Burguieres
Publisher: Quirk Books
Release Date: May 10, 2022

Hello, I’m the person on your social media feed who shares memes that say “Hello, I’m an opossum, please don’t hurt me, I mean you no harm” every two weeks. That’s because the opossum, which is commonly referred to as “possum,” the name of its distant cousins from down under, is so misunderstood. People often mistake these climbing critters for rats or raccoons who could carry rabies and consider them :::gasp::: ugly! Well, spoiler alert: They are none of those things!

In Possums Are Not Cute!: And Other Myths about Nature’s Most Misunderstood Critter, wildlife rehabber and advocate Ally Burguieres aims to dispel the myths about opossums, specifically the Virginia Opossum, which is the only native marsupial in the United States. If you see a white and gray little beast with a pointy snout rifling through your garbage pails or eating the food you leave out in your yard for the feral cats, that’s the Virginia Opossum. And they are actually quite adorable … and harmless, too! They’re also here to stay, thankfully, because they happened to be very beneficial to our society, as this new full-color hardcover book delightfully explains.

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